Jennie Leach

Jennie Leach, Ph.D.

Jennie B. Leach, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director

Department of Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

1000 Hilltop Circle, ECS 320
Baltimore, MD 21250

410.455.8152
jleach@umbc.edu


Education

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1998)
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (2003)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University (2003-2005)

Affiliations

  • Associate Professor (2011-present)
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering, UMBC
  • Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor (2005-2011)
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, UMBC
  • Assistant Professor (by courtesy; July 2006-present)
Anatomy & Neurobiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine
  • Member
Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Member
Center for Nanomedicine and Cellular Delivery
University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Pharmacy

Awards & Honors

  • Frontiers in Neuroengineering Reviews Editor, 2008
  • Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professorship, 2005-present
  • Academic Keys Future Faculty Award, February 2005
  • American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2004-2005
  • NIH Training Grant Fellowship in Biotechnology 1999-2002
  • Whitaker/UT Austin Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering 1998-2002
  • UT Austin Engineering Foundation Endowed Graduate Presidential Scholarship 1998-1999
  • University of Texas Research Internship, 1998

UMBC Service

  • Undergraduate Academic Advisor (Fall 2006-present)

Courses

Chemical Engineer
Andreia 3 cells
Laura and Zahra Lab
Kinetics of a Dye-Fading Reaction

Graduate Students

Zahra Ghassemi

ghzahra1@umbc.edu

Yun Jiao

jiaoy1@umbc.edu

Undergraduate Students

Peter Bailer

bailer1@umbc.edu

Christopher Heckert

christ36@umbc.edu

Blair Landon

blandon1@umbc.edu

Kendall McWilliams

kmcwill1@umbc.edu

Howard Nicholson

hnicho1@umbc.edu

Jasmine Shaibani

jshaiba1@umbc.edu

Antonio Winn

awinn2@umbc.edu

Name Years in the lab Where are they now?
Miguel Acosta February 2006-May 2011
Elise Adamson Sp14-Sp17
Opeyemi Ajayi May 2017-2018 FDA
Emily Asman Su09
Robert (Woody) Atwood F16-Su17 Senseonics
Swarnalatha Balasubramanian August 2010-October 2014 Acidophil
Fabria Jno. Baptiste Su16-Sp18
Catherine Barron Su16
Azadeh Bazarchi F14-F15
Mark Benesch F06-F07
Madison Bondoc Sp13-F13
Richard Boyer F05-Su06
Rita Costa Sp15-Su15
Ana Cunha Sp11-Su11
Wei (David) Dai Su13-Su14
Myriam Diaz F10-Su12
Rohan Durbal Sp09-Sp10
Jake Engel Su16-Su17 Rackner Solutions
Gary Eurice Sp14-Su14
Helena Gaifem July 2011-July 2012
Sasan Sharee Ghourichaee June 2011-July 2016
Rebecca Glatt Su15
Simon Gray F07-Su08
Carla Guarraia 2006-2007
Dalton Hughes Sp10-Su14
Alicia Khan Su13-F15
Kant Klingenstein F07-Su08
Lenny Lombardo June 2006-October 2007
Vanessa Mackley F13-Sp15
Nirvana Maharaj Su07-Sp08
Filipa Maia Sp08-Su08
Amol Mehta Su13
Bilal Mughal Su18-Sp19 Paragon Bioservices
Evelyn Ojo
Alex John Packard August 2014-May 2017 Lonza
Alex Packard
Stephanie Pubill F08-Sp10
Ajay Ravichandran Sp12-Sp13
Vani Ravichandran F13-Sp16
Bob Reeves F05-Sp09
Andreia Ribeiro June 2007-May 2011 Lifescience Dynamics Limited
Heather Rosario Sp17-Sp19
Burton (Billy) Schmuck
Eve Schodowski Su17
Momar Seck Su05-F06
Aryeh Sherizen Su17
Ryan Shute Sp13-Sp14
Sadjo Sidikou F14-Su17
Laura Walker Simpson August 2013-April 2019 AstraZeneca
Shilpa Vadala Sp11-F12
John Van Druff
Shelby Vargo June 2011-July 2012
Melissa Velasquez F09-F11
Erin Voss F06-Sp07
Yunqian Wei August 2010-July 2012
Christopher Williams Su18-Sp19
Kate Williams Su10
Katelyn Williams F08-Sp11
Weipeng Zhuo Sp09-Sp12
Rose Zilberberg F16-Su17
Silviya Petrova Zustiak March 2006-November 2009 Saint Louis University